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Who Are Ya: Jerome Williams

The Angels come into town tonight to battle with the Blue Jays in a battle of teams that were apparently overhyped before the season began. Jerome Williams will face off against Mark Buehrle in the...

Who Are Ya: Andrew Albers

Good old Saskatchewan boy Andrew Albers gets the start for Minnesota today against Esmil Rogers. Albers, a 27-year-old left hander had a long road to the major leagues which he finally made it to...

Who Are Ya: Kevin Correia

Right handed starter Kevin Correia gets the nod for the Twins today as the Blue Jays counter with J.A. Happ. Correia, a 33-year-old pitcher from San Diego signed for Minnesota this season after...

Bautista Done For Season (Along With Rasmus?)

For the second season in a row, Jose Bautista has been shut down well before the Blue Jays finish their campaign. It was announced today that the 32-year-old right fielder will sit out the rest of...

Who Are Ya: Randall Delgado (Not Carlos)

Randall Delgado and Mark Buehrle battle in a desert matinee today decide the series. Delgado was a top prospect alongside Julio Teheran when he was with the Braves, but was traded away with Martin...

Who Are Ya: Wade Miley

Wade Miley faces Todd Redmond tonight in the second game of a three set for the Blue Jays against Aaron Hill and his friends. Miley had a breakout year last year finishing second in Rookie of the...

Who Are Ya: Brandon McCarthy

Esmil Rogers and Brandon McCarthy battle in the desert today in a battle of pitchers with ERAs of 5.03. McCarthy, the 30-year-old right hander fan favourite mainly for his statistical awareness has...

Who Are Ya: Jeremy Guthrie

A new pitcher! A new pitcher! Jeremy Guthrie takes on the Blue Jays for the first time this season against the always knowledgable R.A. Dickey:

Who Are Ya: Ervin Santana (A Pending Free Agent)

Ervin Santana faces the Blue Jays tonight in the midst of one of his best seasons in the major leagues. His 3.21 ERA sits 29th among qualified starting pitchers and is the lowest of his nine year...

Hiroki Kuroda's Domination of Toronto this Year

In the three starts that Hiroki Kuroda has made against Toronto this year on April 20th, April 25th, and May 17th he has pitched 21.1 innings and allowed only four earned runs. That's good enough...

Blue Jays Xpress Ruined This Season (or Did It?)

While watching Blue Jays Xpress (not a bad show actually) last night, something struck me. The Blue Jays have been absolutely horrible since the show debuted on Sportsnet 360 after the game against...

Is Edinson Volquez Worth A Look?

On Saturday the San Diego Padres designated Edinson Volquez for assignment after a horrific performance the night before against the Chicago Cubs. The start lasted 0.2 innings where he allowed five...

Who Are Ya: Dallas Keuchel

Dallas Keuchel takes on Mark Buehrle today as the Astros aim for the sweep. TANK TANK TANK. In his first full season, the 25-year-old left hander has a 5.11 ERA and a 4.58 FIP, although his xFIP is...

Who Are Ya: Brad Peacock

Brad Peacock takes on Chien-Ming Wang in a Saturday night affair in Houston (you can Find the Link for those two pitchers yourself). Peacock was drafted all the way in the 41st round of the 2006...

TankFest 2013: Weekend Preview

With the Blue Jays making it quite apparent that they're fine not putting up much of a fight as the season winds down, the only thing left to do is start watching the standings and predicting where...

Who Are Ya: Adam Warren

Adam Warren gets a rare start for the Yankees tonight against R.A. Dickey. Warren is a 25-year-old righty from University of North Carolina who was drafted in the fourth round of the 2009 draft. He...

Who Are Ya: Phil Hughes (Not An Ace)

Phil Hughes goes against Mark Buehrle in the second part of this depressing doubleheader with the Yankees. Like Nova this afternoon, Hughes faced the Blue Jays earlier in April (preview here), but...

Who Are Ya: Ivan Nova (Now An Ace)

Ivan Nova and Esmil Rogers face off today in the first part of a doubleheader. The second preview will come later on in the afternoon. Nova faced the Blue Jays twice in August with the previews h...

Who Are Ya: Jake Peavy

Rubber match tonight as Boston and Toronto have split the first two games of the series. Deadline acquistion Jake Peavy goes to the hill for the Red Sox, while Mark Buehrle goes for the Blue Jays....

Bonifacio Traded, Kawasaki Recalled, Rasmus to DL

Some unexpected news this afternoon as Blue Jays' infielder Emilio Bonifacio has been traded to the Kansas City Royals according to this tweet by Shi Davidi:

Why Boston is in First and Toronto is Not: Hitting

After yesterday's piece looking at the monumental gap in pitching performances between Boston and Toronto, today will focus in on the much smaller gap in their hitting abilities. Based on runs...

Why Boston is in 1st and Toronto is Not: Pitching

In looking for writing inspiration today I searched around for Blue Jays articles on the web and came across this Richard Griffin piece about John Farrell getting the last laugh. Aside from making...

Who Are Ya: A.J. Griffin

A.J. Griffin takes on R.A. Dickey today in a battle of initial first names. Griffin has a 3.91 ERA and a 4.61 FIP in 23 starts this year, his first full season in the major leagues. Griffin has a...

Who Are Ya: Jarrod Parker

Jarrod Parker goes for the Athletics today as Oakland comes into town for a four game set with the Blue Jays. Oakland had a fairly comfortable lead in the AL West a little while ago, but Texas is...

Mark DeRosa Claimed on Waivers, Not Being Moved

Veteran infielder Mark DeRosa was claimed on waivers today by a mystery team according to a tweet by Ken Rosenthal. DeRosa has a slash line of .231/.317/.448 this year in 61 games, but his poor...

M's avoid sweep, beat Jays 9-7

Blue Jays 7 Mariners 9 J.A. Happ was welcomed back to the big leagues a little roughly giving up two runs in the first inning with a Nick Franklin triple doing a lot of the damage. The Mariners'...

Who Are Ya: Aaron Harang vs. J.A. Happ

The Blue Jays go up against 35-year-old right hander Aaron Harang today. What magic Harang used to have looks to have run out this year. After being a fine back of the rotation option for years, he...

Does Anyone Want This Team to Make it Interesting?

There comes a time in every Toronto sports team's regular season about 75% of the way into it, where fans debate whether the rest of the games would be more helpful if they were lost or won. That...

Steve Delabar to 15-Day DL, Happ to be Activated

Just when the season can't get any worse, All-Star reliever Steve Delabar has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to shoulder inflammation:

Melky Cabrera Placed on (Revocable) Waivers!!!1

According to numerous reports Melky Cabrera has been placed on revocable waivers. Cabrera is currently on the 15-day DL with knee problems and shame, but can still be traded after he clears...

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